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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Nashua High School South is a highly rated, public school located in Nashua, NH. It has 1,809 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

Nashua High School South Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
388 responses
Average ACT
29
69 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$73,022
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
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  • Spirit weeks
    17%
  • Senior cafe (lunch section for seniors)
    17%
  • Sports Events
    14%
  • Hypnotist shows
    12%
  • Powder Puff football
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Santa Fund concert (chorus charity event)
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,809
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,392
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,605/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Nashua High School South Reviews

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Nashua High School South offered many opportunites in terms of classes, electives, and clubs/organizations. There is so much one can do and learn by taking advantage of the various classes and career programs offered at this school. One benefit of attending Nashua South is that you can start taking AP classes as a Freshman and can choose the level class you want to take, allowing students to challenge themselves. Furthermore, there are a countless number of clubs and organizations that its hard to not find one you like. At South, you can start your own club as well, which is something I did. Though the classes at South were wonderful, I ddn't feel like I learned a lot from the teachers that taught those classes. A lot of times, I felt I had to teach myself. Overall, my high school experience at Nashua South was a pretty good one in which I was able to further explore my interests and deepen them by participating in various clubs and activities.
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The academics and teachers who educate students at Nashua High South are excellent. The CTE programs that offer career readiness and insight to fields of study are unlike any other school district and truly allow students to differentiate their studies into subjects that will positively impact their future. For instance, students can earn certification for trades that can instantly be used in the job field (such as HVAC, Electric and many others) and others offer college credits through dual enrollment through local universities (Rivier and Nashua Community College) that will help a student prepare for their intended occupations of choice. The sports at NHSS have not been successful as of recent and it has a negative impact on attendance and spirit.Nashua High South offers a truly different high school experience with small, very minute flaws that could be improved to overall increase a students’ experience both socially and academically.
I enjoyed going to school here. I recently graduated in 2019 and had a great experience at Nashua South. The staff is amazing and so is the school itself. I always loved how south looked, it was pretty. One of my other favorite things was the school pride. Purple reign!